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  • 12:26 PM ET  04.08

 

Move over Christian Laettner and Keith Smart. There's a new kid on the "greatest tourney shots of all time" block and his name is Mario Chalmers. The Kansas guard's high-arching three-pointer brought Monday's national championship into overtime and took the life out of Memphis, which never recovered and lost in OT, 75-68. Now that you've a full night's rest and some ability to put the shot in perspective, we want to know where you think it ranks among the greats. Here is our top five: 

5. Michael Jordan (1982) - Before he was a legend, MJ was a freshman guard at North Carolina who hit a clutch shot with 16 seconds left in the national championship to give the Tar Heels a victory over Georgetown.

4. Keith Smart (1987) - With six seconds left of the national championship against Syracuse, Keith Smart hit "The Shot" from the corner to lift the Hoosiers to victory.

3. Christian Laettner (1992) - In the 1992 East regional finals, Laettner's jumpshot from the top of the key knocked out Kentucky and cemented Laettner's legacy as one of college basketball's all-time best.

2. Mario Chalmers (2008) - Trailing by nine with 2:12 left, Kansas fought back and tied the game on Chalmer's miraculous three-pointer.  

1. Lorenzo Charles (1983) - Nobody gave Jim Valvano's NC State squad a chance against heavily-favored Houston, but the Wolfpack pulled off the upset after Dereck Whittenburg threw up the famous high-arching airball that Lorenzo Charles grabbed for the game-winning dunk. 

Those are our top five choices. What are yours? 

 

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